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SOA Organizes Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on New Research Methodology on Tourism

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan has organized a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on ‘New Research Methodologies on Tourism’. The aim of the programme was to uplift the tourism sector, which has been severely hit by the Covid-19 outbreak. The Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism – SOA, has organized the FDP. Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Odisha, Professor I Ramabrahmam took part in the programme and expressed his ideas.

Almost 20 eminent scholars from different parts of the country took part in the FDP. Over 120 participants from different organizations within India and abroad have also participated in the programme.

Some of the prominent organizations that took part in the FDP were National University – Bangladesh, CIPET, OSEPA, IHM, Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion Society etc.

SOA Organizes Virtual Conference on Green Technology

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed-to-be-University) has organized a virtual conference on Green Technology and Smart City recently. It was a two-day international conference where experts from different parts of the world converged online to discuss various topics related to electrical power engineering, advanced computing and communication engineering. Top researchers and academicians from reputed international universities such as Sejong University – South Korea, University of Teramo – Italy and Concordia University – Canada participated in the conference.

Professor Bidyadhar Subudhi of IIT Goa provided an overview of control of the micro-grid system, explained disturbed control and pointed out challenges with regard to the topic.

Different sessions took place as a part of the conference on August 13 & 14. The conference played a vital role in bringing academicians, researches and scientists together to discuss their ideas.

SOA Researchers Help Identify 75 Variants of Covid-19 Strain

The researchers of medical faculty of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan – Institute of Medical Sciences & SUM Hospital have played a vital role in helping CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology to identify 73 novel variants of Covid-19 strain. This is the first of its kind of research in India, and it is a remarkable achievement for the SOA researchers.

The researchers carried out the sequencing of 1,536 samples, which include 752 clinical samples that reported two lineages B.1.112 and B.1.99. The Lead Investigator of this research was Dr. Jayashankar Das, Director (Research Wing) – Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital of SOA.

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research supported the research team of SOA in coming up with the most advanced COVIDSeq technology for the first time in the world. With this research, India emerged as the best country to complete the first field validation. The data with regard to the same has been released online.

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Students Win Smart India Hackathon 2020

Students of Institute of Technical Education & Research (ITER) – Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan have achieved a milestone by winning the Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2020. A team comprising of six students of ITER has won the contest by providing a solution to eradicate crime through digital means. MHRD organizes SIH every year, and the 2020 edition took place in online mode due to Covid-19 pandemic.

The Bureau of Police Research and Development gave the problem statement, and the team was asked to provide solutions for Community Oriented Policing/ Digital Policing.

The team X-Legion Coders qualified for SIH 2020 by participating in an internal competition conducted by SOA in February. The grand finale of SIH 2020 was conducted from August 01 to 03, 2020.

First and second-year students of Computer Science and Engineering and CSI were the members of the team. The team has been awarded Rs. 1 Lakh.  The team members were –

  • Ankita Satapathy
  • Abhinaba Ray
  • Sourab Bera
  • Ellore Mehena
  • Priotam Kar
  • G. Madhabananda Patra

The project was jointly guided by faculty members Dr. Satyabrata Maity and Dr. Bharat Jyoti Ranjan Sahoo. Prof. Debahuti Mishra, Head of the department of CSE, guided and encouraged the students to achieve the laurels.

SOA Honoured with 'Most Revered University' Award by Times

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University, was recently awarded as the ‘Most Revered University in Eastern India’ by the Times of India, at the prestigious Times Business Awards 2020.    

The university’s Registrar Prof. Bibhuti Bhushan Pradhan collected the award on behalf of the institute at an award ceremony from Bollywood star Shri Anil Kapoor. 

SOA is ranked 24th in the country by NIRF - National Institutional Ranking Framework of the HRD Ministry. It has the faculties of engineering and technology, dental sciences, medical sciences, hospitality and tourism management, management, legal studies, pharmaceutical sciences, nursing, and agricultural sciences.  

SOA Launches New Healthcare Facility - SUMUM

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan recently launched the newly established SUM Ultimate Medicare (SUMUM), which is a one-stop, multi-super specialty quarternary hospital that was thrown open to the public on 29th February 2020.

SUMUM, one of the largest in eastern India, will offer a variety of comprehensive healthcare services including emergency care, advanced surgical procedures, heart care, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services and maternity care for a broad range of medical conditions in more than 30 specialties with each specialty led by a team of experienced  medical care professionals.

SUM Hospital Successfully Conducts State's First Liver Transplantation

SUM Hospital conducts the state's first-ever living donor transplantation. Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal congratulated the team of doctors for their success in conducting liver transplantation for the very first time in Odisha state.

Prof. Lal expressed his happiness over the initiative taken by the hospital and advised the doctors to continue the good work. The delegation team comprised of  Prof. Manoj Kumar Sahu, Prof. Satya Sundar Mohapatra, Prof. Premananda Patnaik, Dr. Santosh Kumar Singh, Dr. Debakanta Mishra, and the hospital’s Medical Superintendent Prof. Pusparaj Samantasinhar.

The liver transplantation took place on 5th March on 55-year-old Jayanta Biswal, a resident of Nilagiri and Balasore district, and his young son Soumya Ranjan Biswalwho donated a portion of his liver. Both the patients are stable and are recovering.


SUM Hospital Students Organise Rally on COVID-19 Awareness

SUM Hospital Students hold a rally on Coronvrius awareness on 3rd March 2020. Hundreds of students of the Institute of Medical Sciences, SUM Nursing College, SUM Hospital and took part in the rally. The objective of the rally was to spread awareness about the Novel COVID-19 and how you can avoid the infection by following simple precautions like washing hands and maintaining social distance.

Prof. Pusparaj Samantasinhar, Medical Superintendent of IMS and SUM Hospital addressed the Do's and Dont's. Besides, a person should cover his nose and mouth with a handkerchief while sneezing or coughing. Prof, Ashok Kumar Mohapatra, Eminent Neuro Surgeon and Direction (Health Programmes) of SOA, PProf. Gangadhar Sahu, Dean, IMS and SUM Hospital, Prof. Samantasinhar and other officials were an active part of the rally.

SOA Figures Among Top 10 Engineering Institutes in India

ITER Faculty of Engineering and Technology of the Siksha 'O' Anusandhan Deemed to be University features among the 10 Engineering Colleges in India apart from IITs and NITs.

According to the NIRF 2019 Ranking of the Engineering Colleges, SOA has been ranked 32nd other than IITs and NITs. Over a hundred engineering colleges figured in the NIRF rankings including the IITs and NITs.

SOA Bags Times Most Revered University Award

 The Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University bagged the Most Revered University in Eastern India by the Times of India. The university's Registrar Prof. Bibhuti Bhushan Pradhan received a plaque and a citation on behalf of the institution at the awards ceremony from the renowned Bollywood star Anil Kapoor.

Many renowned personalities including Odisha’s minister of state for home, Capt. Dibya Shankar Mishra, Chairman of Odisha Skill Development Authority Mr. Subroto Bagchi, Chief GeneralManager of State Bank of India (Odisha), Ms. Praveena Kala, Ollywood star Archita
Sahu and IPICOL Managing Director, Mr. Nitin Jawale were a part of the award ceremony.

93% to 98% of SOA Students Attend On-line Classes

With the COVID-19 outbreak taken over our lives, the education system has moved online. SOA is also offering its students on-line classes as per the guidelines of UGC and AICTE.

93% to 98% of SOA students are attending on-line classes and the faculty members of the institute are imparting teaching through live streaming via platforms such as Google Meet and WebEx platforms. Also, the online video lectures are being uploaded on the websites so that the students can study ay time.

The SOA online classes go up to three to five hours a day for each subject and they faculty ensures regular interaction between the students and the teachers. The video links were also being mailed to the individual students which any student could pick up if he or she missed a class.

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